CA also mentioned that both Smith and Bancroft cannot captain the national side for the next two years, while Warner is not allowed to lead his team for the rest of his career. South African cricketer Hashim Amla who is one of the most respectable cricketers in the current Proteas side termed this whole ball-tampering controversy as a ‘reality check’ for the other teams. He mentioned that it is always a personal choice regarding the manner any respective team wants to play this game. Amla also revealed that it becomes very important to maintain the game because that is the right job of all sportsmen.
“With all the distractions, there is not much we can do from our perspective. I am grateful that we are sitting in the South African change room without the shadows hanging over us. For us, it is about the cricket. You’ve got to keep your focus as professional sportsmen,” said Amla as quoted by the Deccan Chronicle.